I got the blue Vilano about two weeks ago. Took a lot of setup, and adjusting but bike seems okay. The cranks needed to be tightened, and the spokes needed some adjusting. Go get a new seat, and new tires right away. I had lots of flats. I went with 700x35 continental gator skins. I now have almost as much money in the seat and new tires as I do in the bike.
Sorry I meant 700x28 gatorskins.
Last edited by bikeyboy; 07-05-11 at 11:19 AM.
Cool! ride hard, do 'er well brotha
So, I've go about 65 miles on the bike now. I like it! I had to take it in to have the wheels trued and they checked the bike out for me. The lockring was so loose it was about to fall off. I changed pedals, but I'm just borrowing them from my roommate. I have been thinking of getting the SPD clip in type. Any thoughts on those?
What I've done while I've been working graveyards is waking up early to ride, stop at the gym and get a workout in and then ride a little longer before work. I'm having fun with this bike. Looking forward to getting some longer rides in when I have a day off!
You need to buy a special bolt specifically for this job. Take the brake completly apart, change it out, put the brake back together, and totally rebalance it. Almost never worth it.
The majority of stopping power comes from the front brake, but no where near all. And its much easier to adjust speed, especially when learning to ride fixed, by feathering a rear brake. They arent totally nessisary, but not a bad thing to have.